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International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology Vol. 1, No. 1, March 2008, 19Á30 Downloaded By: [University of Chicago] At: 20:26 19 February 2008 Beyond the playing field: sport psychology meets embodied cognition Sian L. Beilock. "In contrast to traditional views of the mind as an abstract information processor,recent theories of embodied cognition suggest that our representations of objects and events are grounded in action. In this review, I document recent behavioraland neuropsychological evidence in support of an embodied viewpoint, and Iargue that sensorimotor experience plays a pivotal role in the embodied cognitionframework. As such, not only can cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience inform sport psychology theory and research, but sport psychology (and motor skill expertise research in particular) is imperative for advancing theories of embodied cognition."


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